On Saturday December 1st at 5PM EST, we’re hosting a LIVE interview with Carly Rae Jepsen on our Youtube channel. Following our LIVE performance and interview with The Wanted (2PM EST) Carly is going to tell us all about her new album and life on the road with Justin Bieber. Make sure to set a reminder (write on your hand if you have to!) this will be an interview you don’t want to miss.
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ANDPOP and Live Nation are giving away VIP passes to see Marina and The Diamonds on December 3rd at The Kool Haus in Toronto. Winners will receive a copy of Electra Heart, two tickets to see her show and passes meet Marina. Don’t miss your chance to hang out with Marina, take photos and ask her anything you’ve ever wanted to know about her music. Unfortunately, we only have 5 pairs to give away so if you’re especially eager to see the show you can buy tickets here. All you have to do to enter the contest is fill out the form below.
ENTER THE CONTEST HERE
What did people do before they had the internet? This week our team discusses the ever-changing and complicated world of technology and it’s effects on relationships. Is it normal to dump someone in 140 characters or less? As much as we hate to admit it, smart phones have really messed up the way we interact with one another. There’s so much more subtext and code to decipher in a one-word text message. More importantly, we also talk about sexting and how people get busy on their phones.
This is a question that has been bothering us for some time now. How the F*%k do you use Twitter? What is it even for? There have never been any real guidelines on its official purpose and people have been left to figure it out for themselves. This week’s episode of “Staff Members Talking Sh*t,” we address the confusing labyrinth of life in 140 characters or less. In an attempt to establish some sort of tweet etiquette, the ANDPOP employees discuss their least favourite users, trends and common habits that could be annoying your followers.
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Diplo is one of the most interesting men in the world. Whether you’re looking at his production credits, past collaborations or just following him on twitter, you never know what you’re going to get. Especially when you speak to him in person, the conversation gets progressively weirder but it’s still somehow enlightening. In this interview, he tells us how he partied with Kim Kardashian, Hulk Hogan, the hamburglar and shared a plane with Rick Ross all within a span of 24 hours.
There’s actually nothing better than a good house party. Provided it’s done correctly, a kegger is a great way to meet people or even get the attention of that special someone. This week’s episode of Talking Sh*t is a how to guide that will help anyone who’s daring enough to throw their own party. Watch our very own staff give pointers on how to party proof your house, scare off douchey guitar players and share their own experiences.
Note: “We’re not encouraging excessive drinking and please make sure you check I.D.” -our lawyers wanted us to post that…
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If you’re getting bored with the predictable plot lines and subdued drama of American soaps, you need Indian cable. Kasamh Se is the “Die Hard” of daytime television and the lead actress, Etka Kapoor, is like Bruce Willis without all the big budget explosions to help her out. I don’t even speak the language and I was on the edge of my seat watching this. Regardless, I think the sound effects and extreme crash zooms are what won me over. Take note wimpy American actors, this is how you create real drama. Mad props to Balaji Telefilms for finally giving an affair with an estranged conjoined twin brother the production value it deserves.
This headline sort of speaks for itself. If you’ve seen the video for “Life As We Know It,” you might be wondering how they got a half-naked woman to make out with a stranger in the shower. This interview answers that question and provides some insight into how things got a little out of control on set. @Jordans_life also introduces the guys to an explicit act called “the rodeo clown.”
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After watching this video I realized it’s a good thing the aliens didn’t visit our planet in 1997. Although I was distracted by the ridiculous outfits and undercuts, the real star of the show is obviously ecstasy. When you see the tweaked out “Hunchback of Coney Island” you’ll know what I’m talking about.
I can only imagine how different these people remember the party but as an outsider that never lived through the era I can say it’s rather depressing. However, if you look at a lot of the major EDM festivals today, you’ll notice some core similarities. Even 15 years later, people still have a case of the rave face. Although, to our current generations credit, we do appear to be a highly evolved version of the original 1997 ravers.
1997 Rave Party
“NEXT LEVEL 2012″
In light of current events and some rather heated debates, we wanted to get Diplo’s opinion on a serious issue. Which presidential candidate would he like to get high with and on what drug? We also go further down the rabbit hole to discuss the effects of illicit substances on the creative process. Do drugs really make you a better producer or songwriter? Are musicians really expanding their creative horizons or just getting high?
Let the memes begin. Hurricane Sandy is already creating a “viral” stir that is taking over news feeds everywhere. It is a very serious storm that could cause upwards of 10 billion dollars in damage but that’s already being overshadowed by funny GIFs and parody twitter accounts. As we all know the Internet can be a dangerous place to find information. There’s countless satirists and trolls preying on the naive souls who will believe anything they read online. Luckily, if you’re aware that 90 percent of trending topics are bullish*t, then you’ll find them much more entertaining. Thus, we’ve handpicked some of the most ridiculous and not-so-important content appearing about Hurricane Sandy.
New Twitter feed you should follow
There are so many reasons to not work today — just choose one
Hurricane hangover cure
Hurricane Horseman made or day
Cats react to the hurricane
Beer is flying off the shelves Read more…
Lets face it, very few people consider high school the highlight of their lives. In fact, if you do it’s pretty sad. There’s so much awesome, fun, weird and crazy stuff to experience after you get your diploma. Someone brought up bullies in our office and it inspired us to make this. Not only do you get to see what the ANDPOP staff looked like in high school we share some personal stories about our own experiences. As you can see, not everyone looked as “cool” as they do now.
Forgive me if this post seems rushed, I’m busy frantically calling Iams, Pedigree and other pet food chains before this dog gets her own agent. In most cases, the first bath is supposed to be the beginning of a rivalry between dog and its natural enemy: the bathtub. Marni, on the other hand, braves her first experience like a boss and fully cooperates. Don’t be surprised if you see this video appear in some sort of advertisement soon. If it does, I want a 10 percent share in the profits.
Just in time for Halloween, Fun Size promises to be the Halloween house party we’ve been dying to see. It’s the brainchild of Josh Schwartz who you might remember as the creator of The O.C. and one of the youngest show runners in television history. So you combine his creative genius with the lovely Victoria Justice and you have cinematic gold. Well, hopefully, you’ll have to judge for yourself. Fun Size is out everywhere October 25th.
Having already taken Europe by storm, Ed continues his conquest to take over the world on the Ellen show. He’s quickly sweeping North America off it’s feet and playing her show is a major benchmark for any artist. In this interview Caity talks to Ed about his cats, being on the show and British soap operas.
Well, grab a box of tissues and your wallet because this video will inspire you. As part of Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” a benefit to raise money for people living with autism, Katy Perry was joined by a special guest. The incredibly talented young girl named Jodi DiPiazza gave me chills as she and Katy harmonized on her track “Firework.” A beautiful duet that prompted me to personally donate. If this video doesn’t move you, you’re dead inside.
Sometimes the best way to get to know an artist is to take a look at their past. We’re talking WAY back in the past. In our new show “Way Back When” we get nostalgic with our favourite artists to talk about a simpler time, before they were famous. In this episode, Ed Sheeran talks about his first make out, awkward childhood and his favourite video game. To check out more childhood pics of Ed, read our Then and Now article.
We’ve been big fans of Cris Cab for a while now and finally he’s coming to Toronto! If you live in the GTA (or want to make your own way here) we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see him up-close at The El Mocambo. All you have to do is fill out the form below. All we need is your name and email address. If you can’t wait and you NEED tickets now, you can also buy them here. See you at the show!
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When consulting a dictionary, this video should appear as the definition of ‘selling out.’
Snoop Dogg Snoop Lion, (or whatever the hell his name is now) shows how far he is willing to go to get paid. The infomercial salesman rapper, literally re-wrote his hit single “Drop it Like it’s Hot” for the delicious stoner delicacies known as Hot Pockets. For anyone who ever argued that piracy wasn’t killing the music industry: LOOK WHAT IT HAS DONE. Having said that, this earns top honours for our LOL of the day. Also, let’s be honest, for the right amount of money you would do it too.
If you need some extra cuteness to get you through the last few hours of work today, we have just what you need. A confused puppy that thinks it’s either flying or swimming, you decide. Watch as this adorable bunch of fur does the doggy paddle when it’s owner holds it over water while cruising in their boat. I wouldn’t classify this as dangerous but it’s borderline reckless. It reminds me of when Rafiki presents Simba to the pride lands in The Lion King. Random I know…